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Essential Parts of a Walking Cane and Their Purposes

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:09:11 AM America/New_York

Essential Parts of a Walking Cane and Their Purposes

Walking canes provide invaluable stability and help to support weakened legs by displacing some weight away from them. They may look simple enough, but they are crafted with care so that they can fulfill their purposes well. Knowing their components will help you make the right choice when choosing a cane of your own. Here are the essential parts of a walking cane and their purposes.

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When to Use a Cane Instead of Crutches

Monday, February 3, 2020 12:29:10 PM America/New_York

When to Use a Cane Instead of Crutches

If you have sustained an injury or have problems with one of your legs, you may need some form of support when you walk. But there are different types of stability devices you can use. Most common among them are canes and crutches. Learn when it’s appropriate to use a cane instead of crutches.

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Tips for Going on Walks with Bad Knees

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:30:48 AM America/New_York

When you suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, walking can become a challenge. But if you avoid it altogether, the issues with your body can worsen as your legs weaken from disuse. Contrary to how it may feel at first, walking regularly can decrease the severity of your symptoms and improve your health. Here are some tips for going on walks with bad knees.

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How to Safely Walk with a Cane

Friday, December 27, 2019 11:06:09 AM America/New_York

For those who struggle with mobility due to a weaker side or leg, canes can help greatly. Here is how you can safely and comfortably walk using a cane.Read More
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One Step At A Time: How To Climb Stairs With A Cane

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:23:06 PM America/New_York

Learn how to use your fashionable cane while going up and down stairs with these tips.Read More
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What Are The Benefits Of Walking With A Cane?

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:29:34 PM America/New_York

As we age our bodies don't quite work the way they used to. We move slower, we aren't as strong, and we can't lift things the way we used to. Falls are one of the hardest things to combat when aging, as one in four seniors fall each year in the United States alone.Read More
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3 Tips For Keeping Track Of Your Walking Cane

Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:04:57 PM America/New_York

No person is immune to forgetfulness, but when you forget something as crucial to your mobility as your cane, it can lead to major challenges. Canes are the most widely used mobility devices in the United States, with about 4.8 million Americans and 70% of mobility device users walking with them. Despite this widespread use of canes, they are often left behind and replacing them can get costly and tiresome. Use these tips for keeping track of your cane and avoid the hassle of constantly replacing it.Read More
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A Buyer's Guide To Canes For First-Time Users

Monday, December 17, 2018 4:23:27 PM America/New_York

For anyone about to dive into the cane market in search of the perfect assistive device, there are some key things to know about picking out the perfect cane. Whether you're looking at designer walking canes or natural wood canes, you need it to fit your stature and your needs as precisely as possible. After all, over 50% of all falls among older adults take place at home. A cane is the device that can prevent those falls, but you need it to be tailored to you. Know these different cane characteristics and how to pick out the best one.Read More
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Change Up Your Cane: 7 Different Cane Options To Simplify Your Life (Part Two)

Monday, December 3, 2018 1:18:10 PM America/New_York

People come in many shapes and sizes, and with 10.2% of Americans aged 65 and over using a cane, those canes should also vary in design accordingly. In part one of this series we discussed the options of palm grip canes, folding walking sticks, and extra tall canes. If you're still searching for the cane made for you, keep reading to discover four more cane options.Read More
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Change Up Your Cane: 7 Different Cane Options To Simplify Your Life (Part One)

Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:24:00 PM America/New_York

While everyone can surely picture what a cane looks like when asked, they probably all picture the same standard cane with a C-shaped crook. In reality, there is a wide variety of cane types on the market for those who need mobility aids. Each type serves a specific purpose and are options for the 40% of Americans aged 85 and over who use mobility devices. Discover the endless possibilities in the world of canes and find the one that is just right for you.Read More
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